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Key Characteristics of Health Care Workers and Implications for COVID-19 Vaccination

This analysis provides an overview of demographic characteristics and health insurance coverage of health care workers with direct patient contact, including those working in hospital and long-term care settings.

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The Language of Health Care Reform

Published in the Jan. 19 edition of JAMA, this article from KFF Executive Vice President for Health Policy Larry Levitt lays out the major health policy challenges that will confront President-elect Biden and potential approaches to major reform. While a big reform debate may not be likely this year, one…

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Medicaid: What to Watch in 2021

As the Biden Administration takes office, the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic and related economic downturn are the key issues that will substantially shape Medicaid coverage and financing policy in the year ahead.

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5 Targeted Actions a Biden Administration Could Use to Expand Medicaid Coverage

The recent election of former Vice President Joe Biden as well as the on-going effects of the coronavirus pandemic and related economic downturn are the key issues that will substantially shape Medicaid policy over the next year.

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How Has the Pandemic Affected Health Coverage in the U.S.?

Findings from administrative data suggest that the decline in enrollment among employer-sponsored insurance was far less than overall declines in employment as of September, and that many who did lose their job-based coverage likely found a safety net in coverage through Medicaid or the ACA marketplaces.

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Access to Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage for Same-Sex Spouses: 2020 Update

This data note examines employer-sponsored coverage for same-sex spouses during the first half of 2020, as well as trends over time, and the impact that three Supreme Court cases could have on this coverage.

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Hispanic People are Facing Widening Gaps in Health Coverage

New analysis shows that, in 2019, the number of uninsured continued to increase for the third year in a row. Much of the coverage loss between 2018 and 2019 was among Hispanic people, and these data point to significant increased barriers to health care for Hispanic people.

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Key Facts about the Uninsured Population

This issue brief describes trends in health coverage prior to the pandemic, examines the characteristics of the uninsured population in 2019, and summarizes the access and financial implications of not having coverage.

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Pre-Existing Condition Prevalence Among Women Under Age 65

We analyzed data from the 2018 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to calculate prevalence rates of declinable health conditions. This data note looks at the share of adults ages 18-64 with declinable pre-existing conditions, with a particular focus on women.

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People with Disabilities Are At Risk of Losing Medicaid Coverage Without the ACA Expansion

This data note presents the latest state-level data about nonelderly Medicaid adults who have disabilities but do not quality for SSI and considers the implications for their continued coverage if the ACA expansion is invalidated by the Court.

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